Suspect must have had really fresh breath!

March 9, 2009 3:00:56 PM PDT
Police in Connecticut have arrested a man with a several-pack-a-day habit -- of Orbit gum. [SIGN UP: Get bizarre news sent to you]

Twenty-one-year-old Kenneth McManus of Stratford has been charged with stealing hundreds of packs of the chewing gum.

Fairfield police say McManus turned himself in Thursday. He is accused of stealing 175 packs of gum worth more than $500 from a Shaw's supermarket in Fairfield in January.

Police say he also faces larceny charges of stealing $200 worth of gum from the Shaw's in Stratford and $75 worth of gum from a CVS store in Bridgeport.

McManus is free on bond.

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